Designing a Family-Friendly Kitchen

22nd September 2021 | All About Kitchens

With the kitchen being the central hub in of the home and living habits changing significantly in a post Covid world, designing a kitchen to futureproof and suit the needs of all generations in the family is more important than ever.

Whether it’s remote working at the kitchen table, entertaining family or friends or helping with homework, your space needs to work harder than ever. In terms of design elements, consider a kitchen island which can act as a multi-purpose area for seating, dining, entertaining and working.

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Family life places demands on your space so be smart about your storage. Consider practical pull-out corner storage to maximise space and make those hard-to-reach items easier to access. Opt for hidden pantries which can house kitchen appliances and food supplies in one neatly, organised area. Integrated pull-out bins are also a clever way to keep your floorspace clutter free and with multiple compartments, helps manage everyday household waste whilst makes recycling a breeze.


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Functional family kitchens don’t have to compromise on the overall look of your space. With bolder colours of kitchen cabinetry being bang on trend, darker tones such as rich greens and deep blues are an ideal choice to help disguise the inevitable daily wear from busy family life. Durable finishes which are easy to wipe are also important and the same applies when considering worktop surfaces.  

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Our furry friends also need to be catered for so consider pet-friendly materials and accessibility for their everyday needs. Boot rooms are proving hugely popular and are a perfect area to create a space for pet beds and pet food.


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Smart technology is also something that can make everyday life a little easier. For example, you can take control of your lighting with a simple voice command or press of a button via Alexa or Google Assistant as well as controlling from an easy-to-use app. 

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